I know it's been awhile since I've posted an update here! Things have been busy around here. The last couple of weeks have been pretty good and we are thanking the Lord for the huge crowds we have continued to have at church. Several Sundays now we have had over 100 in attendance! It gets pretty crowded and warm in the building and we are looking forward to being able to start the construction on our new building.
Yesterday was Katrianne's 3rd birthday! She had a great day and we are so thankful for this little sweetheart. Later this week I will try to post some pics of her day. But for now I want to give an earnest prayer request for a good friend of ours. Kendener Ezekias fell from the top of a very tall coconut tree last week (the very tree he fell from is pictured at the top of this post) and is facing a very difficult recovery. It is a miracle that he is even alive. The frustrating thing as always has been the local hospital here and their care. He has been in excruciating pain, mainly from the dislocated discs in his back. His left leg was completely shattered. It wasn't until a day or more later however that the hospital realized his right leg was also completely shattered (how they missed that, I'll never understand). Due to improper cleaning of his wounds and delayed setting of the broken bones, he is now badly infected and even at risk of possibly losing his leg. And to top it all of, the hospital has now run out of pain killer! They are trying to get him to Manila for better care as soon as possible but the typical government system here is delaying that process. The state will pay for Kendener's ticket but he needs someone to accompany him, who will have to pay their own fee. His father is planning on going and is in need of around $1200 for his ticket. Please pray that the Lord will provide this money as he is needing to purchase this ticket within the next day. They are hoping to get Kendener on Thursday's flight out of here. Meanwhile, he has to face the pain he is experiencing, WITHOUT any pain medication. Please keep him in your prayers.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we have much to be thankful for in our lives. We hope that you all have a great week!